April 13, 2012
Competition started Friday at the University of Georgia meet with three field events and four parts of the heptathlon. The meet will conclude tomorrow, and live results will be available here for the Spec Town Invite and here for the heptathlon.
Christina DeLakis provided the biggest highlight for the Golden Gophers today. The freshman recorded the best shot put throw for Minnesota this outdoor season. Her toss of 50 feet, 2 inches (15.29m) ranks eighth in school history. DeLakis finished fourth in the event.
DeAnne Hahn recorded one of her best-ever throws in the hammer, landing a toss of 194-09 (59.36m). For full Spec Towns Invitational results click here.
Jess Herauf and Nicole Murphey both started competition in the Bulldog Heptathlon. For standings, click here.
Tomorrow’s first event will be the javelin at 9:00 a.m. CT. For a full schedule, click here for Spec Towns and here for the heptathlon.
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Spotakova Earns Olympic Bronze in Javelin
Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.